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Las Vegas police explain why they didn’t take on mass killer Stephen Paddock sooner – but questions remain

Las Vegas cops didn’t find Stephen Paddock’s room until he’d already ended his mass shooting – even though a security guard was waiting outside injured.

Police are facing difficult questions about why it took at least 25 minutes to locate the killer, and then another 45 minutes before to storm his hotel suite.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo made the bombshell admission on Monday that security officer Jesus Campos was in fact Paddock’s first victim.

Previously, police had said he was the hero who disturbed the killer around 15 minutes after the shooting began and brought it to an end.

But now it’s emerged that the chaos at the Mandalay Bay began when Mr Campos went to investigate a stairwell door which was adjacent to Paddock’s hotel room.

Sheriff Lombardo
(Image: Getty)

Paddock, 64, had screwed it shut in an effort to obstruct responding police.

He was in the middle of installing

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/las-vegas-police-explain-didnt-11322813

Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock took Valium, sometimes wagered up to $1 million a night: CNN

Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock was a compulsive player of video poker who took the anxiety drug Valium, CNN reported on Monday.

The report gave new details about the background of the 64-year-old who, on Oct. 1, gunned down 58 people and wounded almost 500 for reasons that investigators still have not been able to fathom.

Paddock said in a 2013 court deposition that he was “the biggest video poker player in the world,” according to CNN, which obtained a copy of the 97-page document.

The deposition has been turned over to the FBI, the news network said.

It was part of a civil lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan Hotel, where he slipped and fell on a walkway in 2011.

“Nobody played as much and as long as I did,” Paddock said, adding that in 2006 he gambled on average “14 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

“I’ll gamble all

Read more at: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/10/world/crime-legal-world/las-vegas-mass-killer-stephen-paddock-took-valium-sometimes-wagered-1-million-night-cnn/

‘I was born bad’: Las Vegas prostitute who romped with mass killer Stephen Paddock says he enjoyed violent rape …

  • Stephen Paddock known to have hired prostitutes on regular visits to Las Vegas
  • One has spoken out about their ‘violent’ sex sessions and Paddock’s ‘dark side’ 
  • She said the gunman as ‘obsessive’, ‘paranoid’ and loved conspiracy theories
  • Police are still hunting for a call-girl Paddock solicited days before massacre

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Vegas prostitute says Stephen Paddock enjoyed violent sex | Daily …

  • Stephen Paddock known to have hired prostitutes on regular visits to Las Vegas
  • One has spoken out about their ‘violent’ sex sessions and Paddock’s ‘dark side’ 
  • She said the gunman as ‘obsessive’, ‘paranoid’ and loved conspiracy theories
  • Police are still hunting for a call-girl Paddock solicited days before massacre

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‘Puzzling’ discoveries fuel theories Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock wasn’t alone in Mandalay Bay hotel room

Detectives probing the Las Vegas gun massacre have made two puzzling discoveries which suggest that the killer may not have been alone in his hotel suite.

Police have said they are “very confident” killer Stephen Paddock did not have an accomplice during the deadliest shooting in US history.

But they were said to be troubled by two mysteries involving a mobile found charger and a hotel key card.

One concerned a phone charger which initially did not appear to belong to the 64-year-old gunman.

However, NBC News which first reported the claim, later clarified that all phones and charges had been ‘accounted for’.

There were also suggestions that the hotel’s records show one of Paddock’s key cards was used to enter his suite, after his car had left the garage.

But when asked about the rumoured discrepancy, Las Vegas Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said he had not heard anything about it.

Police

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Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend says mass killer would ‘lie in bed SCREAMING at night’ and she …

THE girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock has told the FBI he would lie in bed screaming and she feared he had developed mental health problems.

Marilou Danley, 62, said Paddock, 64, ‘would lie in bed, just moaning and screaming, “Oh my God,”‘ but insists she had no idea what he was planning, NBC News reports.

 Danley told the FBI she believes Stephen Paddock was suffering mental health problems before the massacre
Danley told the FBI she believes Stephen Paddock was suffering mental health problems before the massacre

Investigators interviewed Danley after she was flown back from the Philippines on Tuesday night and the FBI hopes she will hold the key in finding out why the massacre took place.

But detectives are no closer to establishing Paddock’s motive for opening fire from his hotel window on hundreds

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4624144/las-vegas-shooter-stephen-paddocks-girlfriend-marilou-danley/

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did not fit the typical mass murderer profile

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October 06, 2017 16:29:08

A man in a t-shirt smiles at the camera.
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Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock killed 59 people, including himself, and injured more than 400. (AP: Eric Paddock)

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did not fit the typical profile of a mass murderer.

He was a wealthy retiree who lived in a quiet community for over 55s in Mesquite, Nevada, and had a partner who said she was madly in love with

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-06/stephen-paddock-mass-killer-profile/9023340

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did not fit the typical mass …

Posted

October 06, 2017 16:29:08

A man in a t-shirt smiles at the camera.
Photo:

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock killed 59 people, including himself, and injured more than 400. (AP: Eric Paddock)

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did not fit the typical profile of a mass murderer.

He was a wealthy retiree who lived in a quiet community for over 55s in Mesquite, Nevada, and had a partner who said she was madly in love with

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-06/stephen-paddock-mass-killer-profile/9023340

Police believe Las Vegas spree killer Stephen Paddock planned more attacks

The gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas on Sunday planned to commit further atrocities, including car bombings, and may have scouted other music festivals, evidence suggests.

The weekend before Stephen Paddock attacked the Route 91 Harvest country music festival he had rented a flat six miles away in a high-rise building overlooking the Life Is Beautiful music festival, where Gorillaz, Lorde, and Chance the Rapper were among the featured acts.

A memorial has been created on Las Vegas Boulevard about a mile from the scene of Sunday’s mass shootingNICK OTTO/REX

In early August he had a room in Chicago in a hotel across the street from the park where the Lollapalooza music festival was taking place, with Arcade Fire as one of the headliners. Barack Obama’s daughter Malia was among the 100,000 who attended.

Sunday’s massacre stopped only after an unarmed hotel guard…

Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/police-believe-las-vegas-spree-killer-stephen-paddock-planned-more-attacks-ft8q2dr7f

Stephen Paddock may have been planning other attacks, including car bombings, official says


Investigators probe whether Las Vegas gunman had help

Randy Sutton, former lieutenant on the Las Vegas police force, breaks down questions surrounding Stephen Paddock’s well-planned attack on the Route 91 Harvest concert.

The Las Vegas gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history spent decades stockpiling guns and living a “secret life” and may have planned other attacks, including a car bombing, a U.S. official said Thursday.

Clark County, Nev., Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Wednesday that it was only logical to “make the assumption” that

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/05/las-vegas-sheriff-mass-killer-likely-had-some-help-at-some-point.html